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  The research archive of Gary W. Ewer regarding the history of the daguerreotype

November, December 1852
National Magazine (New York)
Ewer archive: P8520005
text title: "Photography: its Origin, Progress, and its Present State"
notes: A lengthy text written by a British author providing an overall history from the 18th century on.
keywords: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, William Henry Fox Talbot
July 1854
Pioneer: or California Monthly
(San Francisco)
Ewer archive: P8540006
subject: "S." (William Shew, attrib.)
text title: "Photography"
notes: A text of some length providing a brief history of photography.
keywords: William Shew, Mrs. Fulhame, Elizabeth Fulhame, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, James. M. Wattles, Thomas Wedgewood, Sir Humphrey Davy, Nicephore Niépce, William Henry Fox Talbot, Samuel F. B. Morse, John William Draper, Matthew D. Van Loan, James R. Chilton, Alexander S. Wolcott, John F. Mascher, stereoscope, Marcus A. Root, John A. Whipple
Transactions of the Historic
Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Ewer archive: P8650001
author name: John T. Towson
text title: "The History of Photography to the Year 1844"
notes: A summary of process improvements.
keywords: John T. Towson, John Baptist Porta, Thomas Wedgewood, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Joseph Nicephore Niépce, Robert Hunt, John W. Draper, William Henry Fox Talbot, John F. Goddard, Antoine Claudet
April, May 1872
Phrenological Journal
and Life Illustrated

Ewer archive: P8720001
text title: "History of Photography in America, with Pen Portraits of Prominent Workers"
notes: Although not widely known, this text is a useful, non-regional summary of influential photographers.
keywords: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, Thomas Wedgewood, Sir Humphry Davy, William Henry Fox Talbot, Charles R. Meade, Frederick Scott Archer, François Gouraud, John William Draper, Alexander Simon Wolcott, John Johnson, Paul Beck Goddard, Edward Anthony, Henry T. Anthony, 591 Broadway, Albert Sands Southworth, Josiah Johnson Hawes, Mathew B. Brady, Frederick L. Langenheim, Abraham Bogardus, John Adams Whipple, William B. Jones, James A. Cutting, George G. Rockwood, Frederick A. Wenderoth, William Kurtz, William Nottman, Lewis M. Rutherford, D. C. Chapman, William H. Badeau, Vincent M. Wilcox, Marcus Aurelius Root
Ewer archive: B8750001
author name: Samuel Irenaeus Prime
book title: The Life of Samuel F. B. Morse, LL. D.: Inventor of the Electro-Magnetic Recording Telegraph (selected text)
notes: An overview of Morse's involvement with the daguerreotype.
keywords: Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel Irenaeus Prime, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, John William Draper, Alexander S. Wolcott, François Arago, M. Niepce de Saint-Victor, Eben Norton Horsford
24 April 1886
Anthony's Photographic Bulletin
Ewer archive: P8860002
text title: "Photographic Section of the American Institute"
notes: A paper read by John B. Gardner, "Early History of Photography."
keywords: John B. Gardner, Giovanni Baptista Porta, Thomas Wedgewood, Humphrey Davy, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, John Herschel, Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, William Henry Fox Talbot, Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau, Paul Beck Goddard, Robert Hunt, George W. Prosch, Samuel F. B. Morse
22 May 1886
Anthony's Photographic Bulletin
Ewer archive: P8860001
text title: "Photographic Section of the American Institute"
notes: Reminiscences provided by John B. Gardner, Jeremiah Gurney, Abraham Bogardus, and Alexander Becker.
keywords: John B. Gardner, William Lewis, William H. Lewis, Richard A. Lewis, 142 Chatham, Alexander S. Wolcott, John Johnson, James R. Chilton, Samuel F. B. Morse, Jeremiah Gurney, Roche,189 Broadway, 707 Broadway, Edward White, 187 Broadway, Edward Anthony, Anthony Prize, Abraham Bogardus, George W. Prosch, Alexander Becker, 201 Broadway, 264 Broadway, 411 Broadway, Becker & Piard, Augustus Morand, Ormsbee
April 1893
Journal of the Franklin Institute
Ewer archive: P8930001
author name: Julius F. Sachse
text title: "Philadelphia's Share in the Development of Photography"
notes: A lengthy, detailed and informative summary of early activity in Philadelphia.
keywords: Julius F. Sachse, Paul Beck Goddard, Joseph Saxton, Robert Cornelius, John A. McAllister, William G. Mason, Joseph E. Parker, Alexander D. Bache, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Henry Seybert, William Langenheim, Frederick Langenheim, Frederick E. Ives, William N. Jennings, Frederick Gutekunst, Marcus A. Root, Francis Schreiber
Records of the
Columbia Historical Society

Ewer archive: P9000001
author name: Samuel C. Busey
text title: "Early History of Daguerreotype in the City of Washington"
notes: A history of the daguerreotype in Washington, D. C., with a focus on John Plumbe.
keywords: Samuel C. Busey, Mrs. Fulham, James Miles Wattles, François Gouraud, John Plumbe, Jr., Samuel F. B. Morse, John William Draper, Alexander S. Wolcott, Blanchard B. Paige, John Golden, Daniel Wolf, Solomon Nunes Carvalho, Nahum S. Bennett, Charles H. Venable, Samuel C. Mills, S. Rush Siebert, Mathew B. Brady, Jesse H. Whitehurst, Marcus A. Root, William W. Metcalf, Philip Haas, George R. West, John H. Clark, Gannis, Langenheim
June 1903
Wilson's Photographic Magazine
Ewer archive: P9030001
text title: "Philadelphia's Share in American Photography"
notes: Primarily a brief bio of Frederick Gutekunst, Jr., but also provides other information regarding early daguerreotypy in Phildelphia.
keywords: Frederick Gutekunst, Jr., Robert Cornelius, Robert C. Cornelius, Samuel F. B. Morse, John W. Draper, Paul Beck Goddard, Dr. Isaac Norris, Marcus A. Root, Washington Peale, Buckeye Blacksmith, John W. Bear, John C. Browne, Samuel Sartain, Joachim Bishop, Frederick DeBourg Richards, John Moran, James E. McClees, Washington Lafayett Germon, David C. Collins, Thomas P. Collins, Frederick A. Wenderoth, Robert Newell, Robert N. Keeley, William Bell (or John Bell?), Samuel Van Loan, John Jabez Edwin Mayall, Howard Peale